2. It’s still November – Designation Awareness Month.
3. GRI is a great referral source. Make a friend who’s not from your area and gain a referral source for the rest of your career.
4. The Westin Chicago Northwest is close to Woodfield Mall and Yorktown Center, so you can add holiday shopping & dining to your GRI checklist.
Find course details, a schedule and registration links at www.illinoisrealtor.org/GRI.
Courses II, III and Grad are being offered this December 2-5 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca. Register by Thursday, October 31 and save!
Why GRI? REALTORS® with the GRI designation earned $22,400 more annually and reported an increase in referrals their first year with the designation.
Here’s what recent GRI attendees have to say about the program:
“I enjoy expanding my real estate knowledge with the educational programs, plus I knock out my CE which is a bonus. The networking opportunities are fun and I’ve made lasting friendships with other agents from around the state which adds to the experience as well as allows for a great referral base.” - Melissa Stevenson, Newcastle Realty, Peoria
“There are few places in any industry where you learn so much practical information so quickly as this.” – Curtis D. Knapp, United Realty IL, Rockford
“GRI is an extra boost to keep you up on the current events of realty.” – Sue Altensey, Preferred Real Estate of Illinois, Freeport
“This course offers professionals an opportunity to reinvigorate their enthusiasm and enhance their expertise for the business. Class act speakers keep you entertained as well as educated. I’m always inspired after GRI and look forward to GRI Graduate classes once my designation has been completed.” – Michelle Sather, Coldwell Banker Honig Bell, Oswego
The IAR Licensing & Training Center will present two state-approved continuing education sessions for IAR Fall Conference attendees.
The first will be held on Oct. 2 and features instructor Bruce Aydt and the new Core A CE course, “Fair Housing, Agency, License Law & Escrow 3.0.”
Tax expert Chris Bird teaches the Oct. 3 CE program, “What’s Congress Up To? How Changing Federal Tax Laws Impact Your Clients and the Real Estate Professional.”
Here are tips for taking CE from the IAR Licensing & Training Center:
1 – Arrive 15-30 minutes early; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
2 – Bring your state-issued photo ID and real estate license pocket card.
3 – If you arrive late or leave during the session, you will forfeit this CE opportunity. Classes are audited by IDFPR and we must comply with state licensing rules and regulations. There will be a 30-minute scheduled break.
4 – Dress in layers. The room might be cold for some and hot for others.
5 – Sit as near the front of the room as possible especially if you have difficulty hearing in a large space.
6 – Be respectful of fellow classmates and limit talking to a minimum.
7 – If you have a disability that requires special accommodations, please contact IAR as soon as possible prior to the session so that we can make those accommodations for you. IARaccess@iar.org or 217-529-2600.
8 – Smile! IAR’s Licensing & Training Center boasts one the highest pass rates in the state.
Can’t make it to St. Charles? IAR has online CE, home study and classroom options at www.illinoisrealtor.org/education.
Based on feedback from her last session, we’ve asked noted real estate trainer Terri Murphy back.
Terri has put together a tried and true step by step process used by real agents that has measurable great return on investment on both sales, referrals and local brand. Terri is a nationally known trainer and author who has presented for real estate trade groups large and small.
To learn more or register for this Webinar and others coming up later this year, go to IAR’s Webinar page.